The transition of contractors at the Department of Energy’s Transuranic Waste Processing Center in Oak Ridge is supposed to take place officially at 6 a.m. on Friday, according to Sue Cange, DOE’s cleanup manager in Oak Ridge.
Cange and Mark Whitney, DOE’s principal deputy assistant secretary for environmental management, were among the officials expected to gather Wednesday morning at the TWPC to recognize the years of work done by the outgoing contractor — Wastren Advantage Inc. — and welcome the new contractor, North Wind Solutions.
The transition of contractors began in October after protests filed on the $123.9 million contract were dropped or denied.
Whitney was in town for a keynote speech Wednesday morning at the annual ETEBA Business Opportunities Conference being staged at the Knoxville Convention Center.
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